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Lunging Hippo by deskridge Lunging Hippo by deskridge
Like that old guy who lives down the street and constantly yells at kids to get off his yard" " this hippo can't stand to have birds floating on the surface of his lake. He lunges up at a pair of sea gulls from beneath the surface and chases them off.

This image was a bit of an experiment for me as I wanted to display viewpoints both above and below the surface of the water" " kind of like a Wyland (rather famous marine life artist) image.


Note: this scene uses purchased content.

Tools used: Poser, Vue, GIMP

Thanks for looking!
Daniel

P.S.

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:iconcheeseburgertom:
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I really like it except for one thing.  A hippo should have two very large bottom teeth.  That small curved one on the outside is one of them, but it should be more like the length of a small sword blade.
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philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive!!!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondimeolas7:
Dimeolas7 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
In a former life I think I was a hippo then lol, very nicely done, great feel of action and energy. Wouldnt want to make that big guy mad.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjoaocarv87:
JoaoCarv87 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome as always
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconfotomaster03:
FOTOMASTER03 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Какой зубастый! Супер!+++
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:iconadamtls:
AdamTLS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with DrkSnpr14. Wonderful colors. Great idea with the split level view too. Very well executed.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconarlesienne:
Arlesienne Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Deskridge, this is the most inspiring DAZ Hippo image I have ever seen and as I love hippos, I mean it :hug:. If I were you, I would try to make the water more murky (you know, hippos live in the water and forage during the night, so as they spend most of their time in the water... ekhem... everything they eat ends there too :oops: ).
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The color, the lighting: wow, gorgeous scene!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:-)
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:iconorchid22:
orchid22 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wonderful scene. Loving the water and the Hippo's delight!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconantarann:
AntaraNN Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013   Filmographer
Great image. And beautifully above-and-below execution. Was this done by compositing 2 renders together?
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! Yes, I rendered the same scene twice, just moving the water level up for the second, then combined the two in GIMP.
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:iconlance66:
Lance66 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very cool , love the hippo )
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cute! Love the hippo guy and all the blue water! Great job Daniel! :iconifeelfluffyplz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachinadoll:
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your welcome! :)
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:iconagatje:
Agatje Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
BEAUTIFUL!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Nicely done, what a lovely scene!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
You're welcome! ;)
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outstanding. the water render (with effect) is perfect
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool and nice job.
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpamonk:
PaMonk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome.
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:iconconlaodh:
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! I like both the concept and the execution. :)
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsimonjm:
SimonJM Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Nice 'split vision'

Hippo: "Gerroff ma lake"
Bird #1 "Is ok, he's a herbivore"
Bird #2 " SQUAWK!"
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
''Like that old guy who lives down the street and constantly yells at kids to get off his yard"

Hey! ROTL 'resembles' that remark! (smiles). Well done above. My best, ROTL
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconupironetopyr:
Upironetopyr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
:clap:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkath-13:
Kath-13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this one, great job!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't blame the guy! Seagulls are such a pain! Great job on this! :iconsmile--plz:
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconjazzilady:
jazzilady Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, for sure! :D
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:iconnewatlas7:
NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Amazing !!
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconknighttek:
KnightTek Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daniel, this is fantastic!! :D
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:icondeskridge:
deskridge Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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